[Nfbc-info] bus stop announcements
peacefulwoman89 at cox.net
Mon Apr 18 04:05:47 UTC 2016
How well does this work with voiceover on the iPhone? Do you regularly use this?
From: Nfbc-info [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Chad Allen via Nfbc-info
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 8:17 PM
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Cc: Chad Allen <chad at chadallenmagic.com>
Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] bus stop announcements
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> On Apr 17, 2016, at 8:04 PM, Frida Aizenman via Nfbc-info <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Also checking the time on your watch if you know approximately how long it takes. Then, you can remind the driver.
>> On 4/17/2016 7:28 PM, Darian Smith via Nfbc-info wrote:
>> This is a great topic you bring up, and I thank you for doing so.
>> In my experience I have encountered all of what you have mentioned. Sometimes I have to sit near the front of the bus and ask the driver every so often what stop is coming up, sometimes I ask a fellow passenger that I might be seated next to, sometimes I use a landmark such as a turn the bus makes or a hill the bus goes down, and other times I might use an app such as blind square that tells me streets I’m crossing.
>> I obviously can’t speak to the resolution and the progress that may have been made on it, but I can suggest tools that I might use to work within the current system such as the ones just mentioned.
>> Maybe others might have a few different thoughts and ideas? I hope that helps.
>>> On Apr 17, 2016, at 6:14 PM, Lisa Irving via Nfbc-info <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> Perhaps some of you have had an experience, or multiple experiences,
>>> where you have requested that the bus driver call out a particular
>>> stop and either the announcement wasn't discernable or the transit
>>> operator forgot. If you live in a major city them maybe some or all
>>> of the bus stop announcements are automated. In San Diego we have a
>>> combination of some automated announcements; ADA stops, and some
>>> stops called out by bus drivers when requested. Maybe you count
>>> stops. This works if the bus stops at all of the stops. Maybe you
>>> ask a passenger. This works if that person shares a common language
>>> with you. Maybe, most of the time, it's no big deal if you're let
>>> off at the stop before or after your stop. However, all of these variables can be problematic at one time or another.
>>> When 27 years of group advocacy; letter writing; participating in
>>> public meetings and meeting with administration hasn't resolved the
>>> issue then what's left? I wrote a resolution which was passed by the
>>> California affiliate, however, it appears as though it has not been
>>> acted upon. I really don't know what else to do. I'd appreciate your
>>> thoughts. I'd also appreciate it if we as an affiliate could address
>>> this issue that likely occurs up and down the state. Your thoughts???
>>> Lisa Irving
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